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Lima climate talks may lead to global deal - HSBC

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Financial Times - The latest round of climate change talks - which began yesterday in Lima, Peru - should provide the basis for a global climate agreement in Paris next year, according to HSBC analysts.
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Yeb Sano absence casts shadow over Lima climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: RTCC - Mystery surrounds the absence of one of the most colourful and vocal climate diplomats from UN climate talks taking place in Lima, Peru.
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Cabinet clears India’s stance at climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Hindu Business Line - India’s stance at the ongoing 20th Conference of Parties on climate change received the stamp of approval from the Cabinet on Tuesday. India has been insisting on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities to make a case for lower emission targets.
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Fossil fuel investors risk being stranded by tougher climate rules

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to centre stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany's biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.
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UN plans for 2015 climate deal favour rich, say developing countries

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:09
Source: RTCC - A tense atmosphere marked the beginning of today’s UN climate talks in Lima, as African countries accused co-chairs of driving an imbalanced process.
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Civil society returns to UN climate talks, but for how long?

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Whisper it quietly, but civil society is back at the UN’s climate change negotiations. Last year Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and Friends of the Earth were among a coalition of NGOs to walk out of Poland’s national stadium in Warsaw, the scene of the main climate conference of 2013.
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GUIDE: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima

REEEP - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:49

A new briefing by the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) highlights the key climate finance issues on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) at their meeting in Lima Peru in December 2014. The CFAS Guide: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima is authored by David Eckstein and Alpha Kaloga (Germanwatch), Alix Mazounie (RAC-France), Sven Harmeling (CARE), Raju Chhetri (independent consultant) and Henriette Imelda (IESR), with support from Sönke Kreft (Germanwatch).

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IISD Reports on CKB Group COP20 Side Event

REEEP - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:27

The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB Group) held an official Side Event at the COP20 in Lima yesterday, Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action. The ubiquitous reporting services of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) attended and reported some initial impressions of the event.

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Universal Climate Deal at Stake at UN Summit in Peru

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:34
Source: Environment News Service - Climate negotiators from around the world are gathered in Lima today to hammer out a new universal agreement limiting greenhouse gas emissions to keep the global temperature from rising into the stratosphere.
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U.N. climate conference begins in Lima; Tokyo seen lagging

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:34
Source: The Japan Times - A 12-day U.N. conference on climate change began in Lima on Monday, with representatives of more than 190 countries and regions seeking a broad agreement by the end of next year to develop a new global framework in 2020 to fight global warming.
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Hottest Year Ever Adds Urgency to Drive for Climate Steps

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Bloomberg - With 2014 on track to be the world’s hottest on record, United Nations officials pressed for urgent action to prevent the most damaging impacts of climate change at the opening of an annual summit on global warming in Lima.
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At climate talks, UN calls fossil fuels 'high risk' investment

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Reuters - Falling oil prices show the "high risk" of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Monday at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming.
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UN Climate chief sets out four-point plan for Lima Summit

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Business Green - A fortnight of international climate change talks starting in Peru must deliver concrete steps towards a global deal on curbing rising global temperatures next year, including putting a draft agreement on the table, the head of the United Nation's Climate Change Secretariat said yesterday.
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Time to show carbon markets matter in Lima (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: Business Green - The message out of September's climate summit in New York was loud and clear: politicians are committed to a deal in Paris next year - and carbon pricing must play a role. Momentum has continued to roll since then. As negotiators meet this week in Lima, the business community is eagerly watching to see what they do with this renewed energy.
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UN climate talks set sights on historic Paris pact

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: AFP - To fresh warnings and appeals to seize the political momentum, UN talks opened in Lima yesterday tasked with drawing the outlines of a 2015 deal to roll back climate change.
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UN Climate talks kicked off in Lima

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: The Times of India - Amid hope to seal the climate deal in Paris next year, crucial negotiation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was kicked off in Peruvian capital on Monday with key UN body appealing the world to step up their actions to deal with disastrous consequences of global warming.
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After years of finger pointing, world leaders finally ready to tackle global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: CBS News - As global leaders gather in Peru Monday to start negotiating a new U.N. climate deal, there is a sense that finally the world may be ready to take action.
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China: climate laggards must join in pre-2020 efforts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:09
Source: RTCC - In recent months, hype has been building around prospects for a global climate change deal in Paris next year. If agreed, that will kick in from 2020. Meanwhile this decade, there is no international framework obliging countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Pacific Islands lead largest ever climate fast

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - Activists around the world have staged the largest fast for the climate so far, as UN negotiations get underway in Lima. An estimated 10,000 people across the globe gave up eating on Monday in an attempt to prompt stronger action on climate change.
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Bloomberg: Plunging Oil Prices Won't Kill Clean Energy Push (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:54
Source: Moneynews - While OPEC is helping drive down global oil prices, it’s having less success squeezing the $250 billion green energy industry.
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